USCIS Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Form I-9
USCIS—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—announced that it is
extending the period for public comments on the proposed changes to the
Form I-9. This information was posted in the Federal Register on August 22nd,
and can be found at 77 FR 50710.
The extension is for an additional 30 day period, ending September 21, 2012. Over
6,200 comments were received in the prior 60-day comment period, which ended on May
27th. This was much higher number than anticipated, and precipitated the extension to allow
further commentary. Specific instructions are included in the Federal Register posting for those
who wish to comment.
As a result of this extension, it now becomes highly unlikely that any release of a new
Form I-9 would occur prior to November, which in turn increases the likelihood of
an early 2013 release.
We will closely monitor the situation and release further information as soon as anything
official becomes available.
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